By Topic

Walking with WALK!

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Thomas Fuhr ; Tech. Univ. Munchen, Munchen, Germany ; Jochen Quintern ; Robert Riener ; Gunther Schmidt

The goal of this paper is to design WALK! a cooperative, patient-driven neuroprosthetic (NP) system. In implementing sensor-supervised events to switch to subsequent medical prosthetics, NP users were able to actively control the timing of their movements. Performance and usability of WALK! was appreciated by the NP users because they were able to perceive the activities of the NP to actually support their movements. The future of NP will be based on fully implanted systems. To justify the high efforts, risks, and costs of an implantation to both NP users and health care providers, NPs have to offer true functionality that can only be achieved by a sophisticated and yet practicable control system. We believe that the WALK! control approach presented in this article can be considered a valuable contribution to the development of future neuroprosthetic systems for locomotion.

Published in:

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 1 )